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Place signatures and how to compare them
  • Antonio Lima
Antonio Lima
Nesta
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Abstract

Areas in the cities have their own profile. In this study we define a way to measure the signature of a place. We define a way to compare  different areas. Finally, we apply those methods for three practical applications. First, the comparison of areas in different cities (What is the SoHo of Stockholm?). Second, the comparison of areas within the same city ("How similar is South Kensington to Richmond?"). Thrid, we use those measures to characterise the evolution of an area, by comparing different snapshots of an area